Today's News

  • North's Scorpions down Devil Pups

    LEJEUNE—The North Brunswick High School football team visited the Lejune Devil Pups Friday night trying to end a two-game losing streak and a fourth loss this season.

    To do that, the Scorpions wanted to establish the run—and that’s just what they did, as three players rushed for more than 100 yards in North’s 40-6 victory.

    D. J. Graham gained 153 yards and scored three touchdowns. Jirese Thomas gained 176 yards and scored three touchdowns. Scatback Jamelle Batts gained 111 yards and had some long kickoff and punt returns.

  • West, South set for football rematch Friday

    The rematch 7:30 p.m. Friday between the West Brunswick (3-1) and South Brunswick (2-2) high school football teams comes with both teams playing their best football of the season. And it comes at the start of the Waccamaw Conference season.

    West athletics director John Floyd couldn’t have planned a better situation in what he hopes is the start of an annual home-and-away series.

  • Turnovers costly; Trojans drop second straight JV game

    The West Brunswick junior varsity football team turned the ball over seven times Thursday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium and fell 20-0 to the visiting Ashley Screaming Eagles.

    The Trojans (2-2) lost five fumbles, threw two interceptions and turned the ball over on downs two times in a 20-0 defeat as they struggled to muster anything offensively all night against an active Ashley defense.

  • West's 10th win is Reeves' 100th

    The West Brunswick volleyball team beat Whiteville 3-0 in a Waccamaw Conference match Sept. 15, giving West coach Leslie Reeves the 100th victory of her coaching career at West.

    West won the match at Whiteville 25-12, 25-11, 25-14.

    Kenzie McDuffie had 27 assists. She also had scored 12 points and had five kills. Miriah Milliken scored a season-high 17 points and had eight aces.

    Carly White had 11 kills and five blocks. Keri Nolan had 12 kills and scored five points. Breana Gause had seven kills and seven blocks. Sheena Suttlemyre scored seven points.

  • South tennis team remains unbeaten

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team stayed perfect by beating the Cape Fear B team 6-3 in a nonconference dual Sept. 15.

    The Cougars won four singles matches: At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Emma Offerman 6-2, 6-0. At No. 2, Tori Hall beat Tori Soltis. At No. 4, Sarah Brock beat Mary Stewart 6-0, 6-3. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Lilly Hawfield 6-3, 6-1.

  • Late East Bladen goal ties West Brunswick game

    East Bladen scored with nine minutes left to tie the score and held off a flurry of West Brunswick shots in the final minutes of overtime in a 1-1 tie Sept. 16 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West, 2-0-1 in the Waccamaw Conference, took a 1-0 lead 18 minutes into the second half on a goal set up by Corey Bell. In the left side of the field, he passed to Chip Mendoza. He dribbled the ball to the center of the box and then hit low shot into the goal.

  • Ring, van recovered in Sunset Beach following thefts

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating the theft of a 1½-carat diamond ring valued at $14,000 and gold wedding band reported stolen Sept. 8 from a residence on Discovery Lake Drive.

    The diamond ring has since been recovered and charges are pending, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    On Sept. 9, Sunset Beach police recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Westbrook Avenue.

    The vehicle, a white 1993 GMC van, was found next to a pond behind Ingram Planetarium. The vehicle had been purchased by a man at the Habitat store, Smith said.

  • Shallotte man charged with Sunset Beach break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—A Shallotte man was arrested Sept. 16 and charged with recent break-ins and thefts on the Sunset Beach island.

    Matt Earl Shreve, 34, was charged with felony breaking and entering, three counts felony auto breaking and entering and larceny. A warrant has been issued for a female who has not yet been arrested.

    Shreve is charged in connection with car break-ins reported Sept. 17 and 18 on First Street, 28th Street and Main Street as well as a house break-in on 33rd Street.

    Change and hanging plant baskets were reported stolen in the car break-ins.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Floyd Henry McDonald Jr., 23, of 811 Martin St., Wilmington; charged with obtaining property by false pretences and misdemeanor larceny. McDonald took money from a drug agent for a controlled buy and did not return with the marijuana.